Informal conversations with climate-relevant researchers
Mike Meredith: Communicating Science (IPCC SROCC)
Jan 19 • 87 min
The IPCC Coordinating Lead Author on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC).
Dave Munday Returns
Dec 22, 2019 • 121 min
A very informal conversation with oceanographer Dave Munday
Nov 12, 2019 • 102 min
Mathematics lecturer Jan Zika on creativity in oceanography and his pathway into science.
Oct 29, 2019 • 118 min
Lecturer Anna Harper on vegetation, climate change, and her pathway into science.
Sep 15, 2019 • 39 min
Physical oceanography PhD student Ethan Campbell joins me to discuss enormous holes in Antarctic sea ice, his recent Nature article on the topic, and (briefly) his pathway into science.
Aug 22, 2019 • 116 min
Professor Joellen Russell joins me to talk about her pathway into oceanography, the SOCCOM project, and life as a professor of biogeochemistry at the University of Arizona.
Jul 19, 2019 • 116 min
Tropospheric chemist Anna Jones joins me to talk about her pathway into science, the interplay between ice, snow, ocean, and climate in the polar regions, and her extensive Antarctic fieldwork.
Jun 9, 2019 • 93 min
How is the field of climate science going to change in the future? Michael White joins me to discuss his role as climate science editor for Nature magazine, his pathway into science, and his continued pathway into publishing.
May 12, 2019 • 116 min
What’s it like to drill ice cores in Antarctica? Eric Wolff joins me to discuss ice cores and past climate, the ups and downs of fieldwork, and his pathway into science.
Apr 12, 2019 • 37 min
How can scientists and science communicators be more engaging and effective when discussing climate change? Science communication expert Dr Sam Illingworth joins me to discuss the results of The Climate Communication Project (theclimatecommsproject.org).
Mar 2, 2019 • 111 min
Climate scientist / oceanographer Laure Zanna on how machine learning is changing her field, how the ocean redistributes heat and carbon under climate change, and her pathway into science.
Feb 20, 2019 • 114 min
International climate politics expert Joanna Depledge on the Paris agreement, global environmental negotiations, and the Climate Policy journal.
Feb 3, 2019 • 144 min
Atmospheric scientist and mathematician Michael McIntyre on clear and effective science communication, the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, and how science is driven by “model fitting”.
Dec 16, 2018 • 109 min
Geochronologist and geographer Christine Lane on the intersection of volcanoes, archaeology, and climate/environmental change, and her pathway into science.
Dec 2, 2018 • 155 min
Climate scientist and Oxford Martin School fellow Michelle Cain joins me to discuss methane, an updated metric for global warming potential, and her pathway into science.
Nov 18, 2018 • 133 min
Atmospheric scientist Alison Ming on how volcanoes affect ozone, the dynamics of the stratosphere, and her pathway into science.
Nov 4, 2018 • 133 min
Physical oceanographer David Marshall joins me to talk about creativity in both science and music, how we represent the effect of small-scale circulation in large-scale climate models, and his pathway into science.
Oct 20, 2018 • 87 min
Paleoclimatologist Liz Thomas on drilling ice cores, the oddities of fieldwork in Antarctica, studying Southern Ocean winds using proxies, and her pathway into science.
Oct 7, 2018 • 118 min
Quaternary paleoecologist Bianca Perren on polar environmental change, using diatoms and other fossils to study past climates, her work with the “Students On Ice” foundation, and her life in science.
Sep 23, 2018 • 103 min
Atmospheric chemist Alex Archibald joins me to talk about his pathway into science, taking measurements aboard the FAAM aircraft, and how trees can impact climate.
Sep 9, 2018 • 104 min
Oceanic oxygen expert Yohei Takano joins me to discuss his pathway into science, his experience navigating different countries/cultures, and the importance of the global oxygen cycle.
Aug 25, 2018 • 117 min
Climate scientist Scott Hosking joins me to talk about his early years in Cornwall, his pathway into science, and how he uses machine learning to understand wind energy (among other things).
Aug 12, 2018 • 114 min
Oceanographer Alex Brearley joins me to talk about measuring mixing in the ocean, his upcoming research cruise, and his pathway into science.
Jul 29, 2018 • 108 min
Polar climate scientist Caroline Holmes joins me to talk about sea ice in climate models, growing up in a social justice household, and her pathway into science.
Jul 15, 2018 • 118 min
Ocean/ice modeler Kaitlin Naughten joins me to talk about her love of computer programming, her pathway into science, and how processes at the ocean/ice interface are critical for understanding climate change.
Jul 1, 2018 • 116 min
Paleoceanographer Heather Ford on her pathway into science, gender inequality in the geosciences, and how mud can teach you about the history of the ocean.
Jun 17, 2018 • 77 min
Palaeontologist Rowan Whittle joins me to talk about polar ecosystems, Antarctica’s surprisingly warm past, and her pathway into science.
Jun 3, 2018 • 106 min
Oceanographer Emma Boland joins me to talk about Southern Ocean dynamics, balancing work with parenting, and her pathway into science. (with special guest host Ella Gilbert)
May 20, 2018 • 79 min
Social psychologist Cameron Brick stops by to discuss motivation, identity, and climate change communication.
May 6, 2018 • 78 min
Ed Hawkins joins me to talk about his pathway from astrophysics into climate science, his approach to writing and visuals, and his quest to end the rainbow colormap.
Apr 19, 2018 • 104 min
Pete Davis joins me to talk about measuring turbulence under ice shelves, doing fieldwork in Antarctica, the intensity of the peer review process, and his pathway into science (with special guest Christian Buckingham).
Mar 25, 2018 • 79 min
Oceanographer Mike Meredith shares his pathway into science and offers his thoughts on writing, creativity, and the social aspects of his field.
Mar 10, 2018 • 100 min
Oceanographer Andrew Meijers joins me to talk about growing up in Australia, leading research cruises in the Antarctic, and how machine learning is changing climate science.
Feb 26, 2018 • 87 min
Lynne Talley, Professor of Physical Oceanography at Scripps and pillar of the oceanographic community, joins me to talk about her life in science.
Feb 24, 2018 • 108 min
Marine biologist Huw Griffiths joins me to talk about growing up on the beach, doing science at sea, and the upcoming attempt to examine the newly-opened waters near a calving iceberg.
Feb 24, 2018 • 57 min
PhD student and champion boxer Ella Gilbert joins me to talk about her careers in both climate science and competitive boxing. The audio is still a little quiet - sorry about that. I’m working to make that better in future episodes.
Feb 24, 2018 • 85 min
A conversation I had with oceanographer Dave Munday about his pathway into science, dealing with uncertainty, what it takes to finish a PhD, and dealing with the craziness of conferences. We briefly talk about whether or not conferences should be replaced…
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